March 23, 2011: "I recently watched a filmed launching of an MX missile. It rose slowly out of the ground, surrounded by smoke and flames and elongated into the air — it was indeed a very sexual sight, and when armed with the ten warheads it will explode with the most almighty orgasm."
(by Helen Caldicott in her book "Missle Envy" from an article by Maureen Dowd in The New York Times)
March 20, 2011: "A country that invests more in its elderly than its youth, more in nursing homes than schools, will neither invent the future nor own it. "
( Thomas L. Friedman in an article in The New York Times)
March 10, 2011: "I can’t imagine an easier military problem. If we can’t impose a no-fly zone over a not even third-rate military power like Libya, then we ought to take a hell of a lot of our military budget and spend it on something usable."
(Quote by General Merrill McPeak, former Air Force Chief of Staff, to Nicholas D. Kristof in an article in The New York Times)
February 7, 2011: When Nicholas Kristof asked a woman in Cairo whether the Muslim Brotherhood might be bad for peace. She thought for a moment and said:
"Yes, possibly. But, from my point of view, in America the Republican Party is bad for peace as well."
( Nicholas D. Kristof in an article in The New York Times)
January 29, 2011:
"There is real puzzlement here about America today because we learned all about what it takes to build a well-functioning society from you. Many of our top officials are graduates of the Kennedy School at Harvard. They just came back home and applied its lessons vigorously."
(Quote by Kishore Mahbubani, dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore, to Thomas L. Friedman in an article in The New York Times)
January 5, 2011:
"Whether they are organized, cohesive or disgruntled, the unaffiliated are the fastest-growing religious category in America. Nonaffiliation is not un-American. Increasingly, it is America. Eventually, our politics will have to catch up."
( Charles M. Blow in an article in The New York Times)